Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, today announced the official inauguration of its direct operation “Canon Office Imaging Solutions – Doha” and the launch of its first dedicated business solutions showroom, achieving yet another milestone in Qatar. This is the first time a global technology brand has set up a direct in-country presence in Qatar.
The outlook for Qatar’s economy is strong as the country’s strategy has been to diversify into all major market segments. The country’s growth is expected to be 4.3%, making it one of the most attractive Middle Eastern nations.
The global giant’s decision to establish a direct presence in the Qatari market in 2015 is testimony to Canon’s vision and commitment to being closer to its customers. The company was established in partnership with Salam Technology, Canon’s longstanding imaging solutions distribution partner in Qatar, to further expand its offerings across the Qatari market, whilst building on the established customer base of Salam Technology.
Salam Technology’s strong local presence and proven track-record will ensure that Canon provides the high quality, technologically advanced products required across all industries.
Canon has been meeting customers’ demands in the country through its direct presence and new and diversified business offerings over the last year and a half, building a successful operation of 50 Canon employees and a full-fledged service and support team.
The opening of the showroom is intended to further strengthen Canon Office Imaging Solutions’ – (Doha) presence in the region. With its first B2B showroom in place, the company will continue to give Qatari customers the opportunity to receive direct advice on products and services from Canon professionals.
The inauguration of the showroom was marked by the presence of Stefano Zenti, Executive Vice President, Canon Europe, Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East, Wim Wynants, General Manager, Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha) and Mr. AbdulSalam Issa Abu Issa, Member of the board of Directors of Salam International.
“Qatar has been a key market for us and the establishment of Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha) as a subsidiary of Canon Middle East to specially cater to the market is reflective of our commitment to this region. Qatar is the world’s richest country per capita, with the highest human development in the Arab World. Today’s showroom inauguration is a testament of our commitment towards further growing this already robust economy,” said Stefano Zenti, Executive Vice President, Canon Europe.
“This showroom is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations of our B2B services and solutions to existing and new customers. It is also meant to display our end-to-end business solutions such as professional print, document and imaging management systems toprovide a complete portfolio of innovative products and solutions for businesses across a wide variety of sectors,” added Zenti.
“The Qatari market is one of the key, strategic markets for Canon Middle East in the region and our aim is to contribute to the Qatari economy. The country’s vision of promoting sustainable development at the national level in line with the National Development Strategy 2011-2016 and the Qatar National Vision 2030 is indeed commendable and in line with Canon Middle East vision. Canon’s corporate philosophy underscores the importance of growing our sustainably and responsibly, and this resonates with the country’s vision for itself.
“I am extremely proud of what Canon Middle East has been able to achieve, especially here in Qatar where our relationships and business are growing at a fast pace. This is in large part thanks to our imaging solutions distribution partner here, Salam Technology. Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha) was created to strengthen Canon’s in-country presence in the region and demonstrates our commitment to operating closer to our customers and meeting their demands through diversified business offerings,” said Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East.
Wim Wynants, General Manager of Canon Office Imaging Solutions (Doha), while speaking on the occasion, said: “At our showroom, Canon will provide a complete portfolio of innovative products for businesses across a wide variety of sectors. Our outstanding customer service, thanks to a thoroughly-trained staff, puts us in a position to offer expert advice on Canon products. With this showroom, we will ensure that Canon maintains its position as a leader in imaging solutions and offers unprecedented amenities throughout Qatar.”
Canon’s business solutions showroom is located in Bin Omran, Ahmed Bin Ali Street, Town Center, Doha, Qatar. For more information, visit www.canon-me.com